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adjourn the 112th congress without providing assistance to the victims of superstorm sandy. i am joined today, mr. speaker, by many of my colleagues from the jurisdictions that -- whose people received the most damaging blow. though my district did not sustain the extreme damage that those in new york, new jersey, and connecticut did, the president declared several maryland counties eligible for federal assistance from this storm. but it was minor, and my citizens are not in dire circumstances. but the citizens of some who we'll hear from today are in that condition. those counties joined hundreds in the 1,000-mile diameter of this storm, the largest geographicically in the history --geographically in the history of the atlantic hurricanes. now at best the speaker said that sandy's victims will need to wait until the next congress to receive assistance. wait. they say to millions who are in pain and in distress. we should not be waiting, mr. speaker. we should be voting this very morning, which i tell you, mr. speaker, i expected to happen from my discussions with the majority leader. a
and new jersey hanging. how long homeowners will have to wait to recover from superstorm sandy. >>> stars have always said they feel like their lives are in danger because of the paparazzi. >>> a chilly night out there, a little bit of a cold northwesterly wind come in dropping that wind chill factor down into the 20s. it is a cold, cold night. at least we had sornings high thin cloud cover today but not enough to stop some pretty bright conditions, very bright conditions out in the carroll county way. snow at summit ridge and ellicott city, crisp, cold, sunny, january day, second day of the year with a beautiful finish. how's that. gorgeous shot. current winds northwesterly 5 to 10. a few gusts 10 to 15. it is a cold wind funneling into the state. the air mass originating way up in canada. conditions struggling to get into the mid to upper 30s. curtis bay up through canton and mt. vernon. on the whole, it's going to be cold. how about a little further north and west, a very cold day on tap here across carroll county. 34 ham sted and maybe the low 30s toward mt. airy, so very cold conditi
on victims for super storm sandy and dealing with the fiscal cliff. the late october storm in new york and new jersey. hundreds of thousands of homes were damage or destroyed and many still essentially homeless. and republican and democratic lawmakers from the area vented their anger. >> we remain this close to getting this done and the rug was pulled out from under us by the leadership in the house of representatives. >> we cannot believe this cruel knife in the back was given to our region. >> i stand here almost in disbelief and ashamed. >> republicans in congress brought the house to a new low last night. >>gregg: it is really bad. new york republican congressman peter king, whom you just heard, says house of representatives speaker boehner and house majority leader are not on speaking terms but both aides down play the divide. the two are scheduled to meet with members of the new york and new jersey delegation on sandy aid. congressman cantor says he will be there. moments ago, shannon, new jersey republican governor christie talked about it. he is not happy, either. >>reporter: h
it helped police track down the suspect. >>> and students and staff from sandy hook elementary school prepare to go back to class. what they can expect when they come into the new building. >> with the wind this morning it feels like the teens in some spots. i will tell you when the temperatures will hit the teens around here coming up. >> reporter: we are dealing with a crash right now on 695. not far from the scene at harford road. i will have the details coming up on good morning maryland. w=!n >>> good morning i am preeing megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. we have timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: we are dealing with delays on 695 in overlea war crash cleared from the inner loop at blair road. traveling towards 95 leave extra time. outer loop congesting and it will take 13 minutes to travel from 95 all the way up to 8 3. and this is what the northwest corner of the belt wait looks like at old -- beltway looks like at old court road. nothing in your way to route 40 and inner loop clear to pikesville. hunt valley 83 at shawan road, everything is clear. no proble
. the biggest story of the year came at the end of the year in the past week or so, the massacred sandy hook elementary in newtown and i think the presidency now might be shaped by those events. those are the stories barnicle and andrea have chosen as the top stories of 2012 to cover. >> mike barnicle, would you agree this could be a signature of a second term. >> i do agree with that. i think the events a few days ago of newtown in connecticut will help shape the president's second term in office and gives us huge impetus of change in this country that have taken too long to take hold. i think to the presidency himself and man himself was shaped and altered by these events as a parent and president. >> let me say joe callhas writt about the action has said what was written about rfk was done. he said we have to act within ten days before the nra gets organized. he failed to do it andologic had -- and lbj had a bill bottled up in the committee and it went through with much less in october and the president spoke angrily about the failure to do something to defeat the gun lobby. while i have
not be a bar -- a partisan political issue. the day the sandy hit, i was with many people. >> of is just about to touch on that. fires burned homes with their democrats for republicans. the climate system does not care. hopefully, what we can do as scientists, is checked the risks and then the location details. but that is a whole different ball game. >> my name is carol stone. do you think the mayan calendar this year will have any effect? and what is the effect of the population in the world -- a billion on this issue of carbon -- >> violation? >> that -- there is a number of factors. when you look at local government in emissions. if there are more people on the planet burning carbon for energy, we will be adding more carbon to the atmosphere. on the other hand, people who are living in a western-style exist then use a lot more energy than people in the developing world. one of the terms in the product of terms from which we deduce future carbon emissions is global population. we tend to believe the global population will stabilize with 10 billion people by the middle of the century because
backlash this one over a delay in aid for super storm sandy. >> with no explanation, the rug is pulled out from all of us. this a disaster on top of a disaster. >> republicans in congress brought this house to a new low last night. >> the fact is the speaker had no choice. >> tonight, developments after a storm of anger. finally, a fiscal cliff deal. >> i think it's good that we have reached some sort of compromise, although it's kind of lame that it took so long. >> i'm almost wondering why do we even have a congress. >> this fight isn't finished. tonight, the looming battle over spending cuts and raising the nation's credit limits. plus, an oil drilling rig crunches into an island during a storm in alaska. and salvage teams now working to prevent an environmental disaster. but we begin tonight with word of a plan to calm some anger in congress. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. republican lawmakers are now promising a vote on aid for victims of super storm sandy by january 15th. the senate has already passed a 6 billion-dollar relief bill and the has was set to vote on a smaller versio
ending the session without sending any sandy relief to the northeast. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, when the rug was pulled out from under us, inexcusable, indefensible. >> "newsroom" starts right now. good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. 11th hour drama, congress swerves away from the dreaded fiscal cliff, but on this morning after the enthusiasm is tepid at best and the anger is simmering. first your bottom line. no tax rate increase for more than 98% of americans, that is couples earning less than $450,000 a year. the middle class also gets relief from the alternative minimum tax. it will now be adjusted for inflation. and remember those massive spending cuts that could have plunged the country back into recession? yeah, well they're merely on hold for a couple of months. so lawmakers face even tougher decisions and dwindling patience from the public, and that includes some powerful voices in washington. check out this tweet from a leader of the tea party express, amy kremer says "i'm extremely disgusted with what happened in the hous
sandy. at anytime now, any minute, new jersey governor chris christie set to hold a news conference on the fight over aid to victims of superstorm sandy. these victims may have to wait for months for help, because your congress just cannot get it together. unless, unless a meeting this hour provides a last minute fix, house lawmakers will leave town would the passing an aid package to help sandy survivors rebuild their homes and their lives. lawmakers from areas affected by sandy are furious that the senate-passed bill may die. republican congressman peter king says it is all speaker boehner's fault. >> speaker boehner is the one. he walked off the floor. he refused to toll us why. refused to give us any indication or warning whatsoever. i'm saying anyone from new york and new jersey who contributes one penny to the republican congressional campaign committee should have their head examined. i would not give one penny to these people based on what they did to us last night. i would say -- i'm talking about the people in my neighborhood that i see, people are out of homes, people are
providing aid to victims of superstorm sandy. representatives from both parties are calling ending the term without a vote inexcusable. >> absolutely inexcusable, indefensible. >> some lawmakers are suggesting the decision to forgo the vote was made because the affected areas are in blue states. >> we started this morning with a little bit of cloud cover. we have mostly sunny skies now. the wind shifting to the north, and it will be chilly the next couple of days. 35 at the airport. the temperature will not move much this afternoon, maybe up to 38 or 39. low to mid 30's in the northern suburbs. with the breeze kicking up, it will be in the upper 20's. colder tomorrow morning. temperatures starting out in the middle 20's. when we come back in a few minutes, we will check the seven-day forecast. >> we will check back with you then. two people are being treated at bayview burn center after a boiler exploded after -- at a middle school in annapolis. fire crews in anne arundel county and annapolis city found the two victims, two middle-aged men, who suffered burns but there injuries are not life
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of sandy. new york area lawmakers from both party are furious over house republicans leaders decision not to hold the vote. this congress term end at noon tomorrow. house speaker john boehner's spokesman says the congressman is committed to getting the bill passed this month. that isn't good enough for some of his colleagues from new york. >> absolutely inexcusable. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. the people who are out of their homes and who are cold and without food, the people who lost their jobs. they don't have the time to wait. we cannot walk away from our responsibilities. >> it is our obligation not as democrats, not as republicans but as americans to make sure that we come to the aid of americans. >> more than $2 billion of federal money has been spent so far on relief efforts. fema still has more than $4 billion in its disaster relief fund to cover costs until early spring. >>> montgomery county courts will begin holding their first public same-sex marriages. since midnight yesterday, gay couples around the state have held private ceremonies. the courts reopen
at speaker john boehner for delays a vote on aid to the victims of hurricane sandy because of the cost. boehner signaling he's back to a hard line in the budget fights ahead. so are senate republicans. >> so we're going to focus on spending and the tidal waves coming at us you are medicare and the social security. >> reporter: wave number one is the fight over defense cuts and social service spending, postponed two months by yesterday's fiscal cliff deal. >> the motion is president doed. >> reporter: wave number two is worse, another debt ceiling fight like the one last year that damaged the u.s. credit rating. president obama vows no repeat. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up. >> reporter: but house rupp pushed back. >> if the president thinks he's not going to negotiate, he better thing again. he's president of the united states, not emperor of the planet. >> reporter: this could get scarier. >> it may take a default, another downgrade, the serious economic consequences that flow from it
an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, facebook.com/cspan. and you can send us an e-mail. this is more from the article, the lead story in "the washington post." they ride, the deve
up this sessson without considering the sandy ictiis. authorizing phe ssnate had already ppssed the 60-point-four-billion doolar measure... but because new llwmakers will be sworn in tomooroow.. the entire legislative process will have to start over. republican leaders saa the fissal cliff maryland leaders are come uu with wayystt eep parylanders safer.the maryland association of counties is focusinggon emergency response duriig ts annual 3- day meetinggthey'll alsoofocus on minimizing storm damage.this superstorm sandy devastated some arees offthe eastern shore. 3 3&the ravens are just days away from heir 5th consecuttve trip to the post season... and baltimore is ssowing off its purple pride. pride.meebers oo the ravens ground crew aae liierally ppinting the town purple to get fansseecited forrssnday'' game against the cclts.ttey're spray painting the team logo at 300 locations aaound paltimore... starting at city hall.poe was there to help... along with the ravens cheerleaders... and so far, everybody is feeling confident. pear.... oq: paint the town purple." -butt to-"iq:
. i am sure will see more as a result of the devastation of hurricane sandy. last we forget before tomorrow that we need to respond to that storm, as all this responded to the other cascatastrophes over the past 15 years. we should not have exceptions, particularly for the states that are donor states. if you want to get into nickels and dimes, let's get into nickels and dimes. we want everybody to step up to the plate. we have been able to help families in need by extending the earned income-tax credit to 500,000 new jersey taxpayers earning an -- who will earn an average of $2,000 more because of the program. we have also held 460,000 new jersey families take advantage of the child tax credit. many of you, regardless of which they you come from, your constituents have taken advantage of that great program. almost 400,000 have been able to use the education tax credits. lest we forget we have done all -- on the alternative minimum tax. the chairman will tell you how many times the alternative minimum tax comes up, and yet we did nothing year-to-year. in just one county in my distr
were here. i'd like to begin with hurricane sandy. you are a teacher at columbia, you live in manhattan, where were you when sandy was approaching and when sandy hit new york? >> i was on our farm in kintnersville, pennsylvania, where we ended up losing power for better part of the week, and four big trees blown over, the railings blown off our deck and windows blown out of the barn. so even in pennsylvania, which is separated from the atlantic ocean by new jersey, we still -- >> thanks, new jersey. >> new jersey didn't do much to buffer it. but that's where i was. and we -- you know, the lights went out and we heard these noises on the second floor as the -- as these railings were getting blown out. it was a -- a -- little, i don't know, just an interesting experience. >> your first -- first biggest storm like that, you got other storms was this bigger than -- >> i think this was the biggest one that i was in. even though i'm from western iowa, where we would get these tornado warnings all the time and have to go to the basement, but we never got hit by a tornado. so i think this was t
-through in washington. >> will this rally last? >>> sandy hook eleme y school students are about to head back to class three weeks after the shooting. classes resume thursday at a repurposed school in nearby monroe. students have toured the school and an open house is set for today. >>> the shell ail rig has run aground off the coast of alaska. no oil leaking. crew members were evacuated. >>> a paparazzi was killed while trying to get a picture of justin bieber. >> he's free he says i'll take care of business. >> all that a soldier's surprise homecoming at the rose parade in california. >> oh, that's beautiful. makes me cry. >> and all that matters. >> members of congress are furious after the house went home without voting on a relief bill for hurricane sandy victims. >> absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the annual polar bear plunge at coney island could help raise money for coverage. >> i lost my house, i'm going in the same water on new year's day! captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cb
represent districts that are impacted by hurricane sandy, came to the floor of the house expressing their anger after getting word that the house republican leadership wasn't planning to take up any supplemental spending measure. helping those affected by the storm in october. the senate did approve a $60 billion measure on friday. new jersey governor chris christi also expressed his frustration, speaking from the governor's office in trenton this afternoon, he just wrapped up a press conference, and here's a quick look at what he had to say. >> new jersey and new york are among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need. we are donor states. spending much more -- sending much more to washington, d.c., than we get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the political partisanship of this congress which plays one upsmanship ahea
package for victims of superstorm sandy. peter king called it inexcusable and indefensible. we cannot walk away from our responsibilities. a new poll found that 77% of americans say that the way politics works in washington is causing serious arm to the country. as we mentioned, president obama is on board air force one this very moment headed back to hawaii to rejoin his family on vacation. if you're wondering what it cost to ply air force one from andrews air force base to hawaii one way, the answer, $1.8 million. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now it's back to work and back to school for millions of us across the country. let me get you up the date and out the door with the weather forecast it was cold over the holiday yesterday it remains that way in many spots. very cold. one of the coldest mornings we've seen in areas yet like boston, with a windchill of 5. not much better from chicago to the plains. there's not much rain or snow out there. it's a quiet day. only a little bit of rainfall headed up through the carolinas. we got soaked yesterday northern alabama, m
you get no vote on sandy relief. >> we cannot and we should not wait. we must not walk away. >> this is a disaster on top of a disaster. >> absolutely inexcusable and indefensible. >> this is an absolute disgrace. and the speaker should hang his head in shame. >> well, not exactly hang his head in shame but he is changing it and now speaker boehner is putting it to a vote in two installments starting on friday but why i think holding off on this was right on especially when you realize how this money was going to be targeted and spent. just say not for sandy victims. are we being unspeakably cruel to the speaker? we do not hear that in the mainstream media. we will attempt a fair and balanced treatment of this tonight at fox business network. >> one of a select new democrats whom spending was not a calling, but save this species let history record blue dogs and fiscally conservative democrats while more liberal in social out look were anything yet but for our financial outlook, and among more than a dozen like-minded fiscal purists and later tonight, could be half a handful
devastated by hurricane sandy. back on friday, the senate approved more than $60 billion measure to help recover is on the storm. house appropriations committee drafted a smaller $27 billion measure and the vote has been expected before congress's term ends thursday. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spent the first night of 2013 in a hospital, recovering from a blood clot. they are using blood thinners to break up the clots behind the right year. the plot-- the clot was discovered during a follow-up exam for concussions she sustained last month. it is not clear when she will leave the hospital. >> two men accused of brutally beating a d.c. man are back in court again today. they are scheduled to attend a status hearing. they faced aggravated assault and other charges and the connection with the beating of a man near south east. the person also faces charges related to the attack that left him with severe brain injuries. a prince george's county teacher accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. he was arrested december 6 and charged with six counts of sex abuse against a minor.
up this session without legislation.... authorizing assiitance for superstorm sandy victims. the senate had already passed thee &p60-point-four-biilion dollar measure... but because new llwmakers will be sworn in this month, the entire legislative process will have leeders say thh fiscal cliff 3 starting tooay... armed police officers will be staaioned att all schools innone nee ersey t. township.marlboro township... phich already has a uniformee throughout the daa... will now - have an officer man each school.the change comes just weeks after a gunman killed 20 children and 6 adults at sandy hook lemeetary school in newtown, connecticut. "my job is to keep tte jurisdiction and the people n marlboro saae. there'' 8,000 students at marlboro township and righh now based on advice of my police department, it is safer to have ourrtrained poliie officcrs in the schools similar to one proposed by the national rifle ssociation... one week afterrthe newtown shooting. the mayor says he came up with the idda before ii was suggested by the n-r-aa a paparazzo is killed afterr snappi
to come up with a comprehensive relief package for the victims of hurricane sandy. the governor of new jersey is angry at the house speaker for pulling the eight, calling it a trail. it comes after the senate approved a package on friday. chris christie called the move in the house a slap in the face to the state. >> americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partnership -- partisanship of this congress that pleases one upmanship head of the lives of the citizens who sends these people to washington d.c. in the first place. >> a vote to sandy relief will happen in house by january 15. >> the latest in a development -- a developing story -- secretary of state and hillary clinton is out of a hospital after being treated for a blood clot. she was released from new york presbyterian hospital in the last few hours. she was admitted on sunday for treatment of a blood clot behind her right here. she is taking blood thinners and is expected to make a full recovery. fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the deadly fire in anne arundel county. the victim
and teachers who survived the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary. this is brand new video of them heading to their new temporary school for the first time since the shootings. it is in the neighboring town of monroe, just seven miles from the shooting site. david lee miller is live from there now. david, can you tell us what the plan is? >> reporter: this is a very special day, arthel. the plan today is to what is being described as an open house here in monroe. students and parents this afternoon are going to visit the chalk hills school. this is going to be the temporary school, at least for the foreseeable future for students who attended sandy hook and there are signs up all over town well coming the students and welcoming their parents. you might recall that the principal of sandy hook was killed during that rampage so valiantly trying to save the lives of students in her care. now the interrim prince approximately -- inches principal was come out of retirement for sandy hook posted on the school's website this message quote i want students and families during the loss of their preci
by superstorm sandy, where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: badly damaged by sandy in new jersey, of the community's 520 homes 60 were washed away and 139 remain uninhabitable. still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. >> suarez: we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... but that was after the measure ran into initial republican resistance with demands for more spending cuts. congress began the new year having missed its deadline to keep tax cuts from rising back to 1990's levels for most americans. and to prevent across-the-board spending cuts. instead, house republicans and democrats s
congress's hang seng gained nearly 3%. >>> sandy hook elementary students are about to head back to class three weeks after a shooting. classes return to a repurposed school. >>> an open house is set for today. >>> a shell oil rig has run aground off the coast of alaska. >>> no oil is leaking. all members have been evacuated. >>> they captured photos of justin bean 'eers car. >> but he wasn't driving, and he wasn't in the car at all. >>> what a hit! >> he says i'll take care of business. >>> all that -- >> a soldier's surprise homecoming at the rose parade in california. >> oh, that's beautiful. >> makes me cry. >>> -- and all that matters. >> members of congress are for russ after the house went home without voegt on a leaf bill for victims of hurricane sandy. >> absolutely defensive. >>> on "cbs this morning." >> the annual polar bare plunge on coney island to help raise money for recovery efforts from hurricane sandy. >> i lost my house. i'm going in on new year's day. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell along with anthony mason. charlie and
to the shootings at sandy hook elementary school, a crack down that gun enthusiasts say wouldn't work. >> no loss of gun would think about doing something like. that. >> reporter: inside, there are guns and ammunition and more guns, even machine guns for sell. >> reporter: and there is an active shooting market on the machine guns where people will get together and shot machine guns all day long. >> reporter: nearly half and in the other, nearly 60% asked if they support -- said they support some form of gun control in this country. >> i will tell you what will stop a bad guy with a gun: a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: outside, members of code pink are call for example a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> we need a rationale gun policy and need to get it out of the hands of the nra boys. >> reporter: in district heights, maryland today, about two dozen men, women, and children gathered outside of the gun shop they say helps contribute to the gun violence in communities. >> my nephew who lived in richmond, virginia, was killed five years ago so, yeah, i know. >> t
on aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. several members of his own party immediately and loudly blasted him this afternoon, including new jersey governor chris christie. the speaker has now scheduled a vote for friday and a second vote on january 15th. >>> and the speaker has just responded to that criticism through a spokesman this evening. nbc news correspondent mike viqueira is nbc's washington bureau right now. mike, how much support does the speaker have right now to stay in that position? >> you know, jim, that's a great question. there's been a lot of speculation over the last couple days. after all that turmoil yesterday, where there was a back and forth, a question whether house republicans would go along with the overwhelming bipartisan vote, there were republicans very angry about that vote, they didn't think it had enough spending cuts in it to match enough tax hikes, and they hesitated. in the end, speaker john boehner had to put it on the floor that angered a lot of republicans. newscast his number two, eric cantor, the majority leader voted no, and john boehner voted yes
inspired the nation." >>> the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in shenandoah county, virginia with a two by four will be in court. the incident happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on the board. police say he made general statements about school safety. nobody was hurt. johnson is now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> today is the first day of the nation's gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the group code pink is preparing to demonstrate outside the dulles expo center. do you remember this? this was at that nra announcement. the group interrupted that conference last week and say they want stricter regulations when it comes to buying guns. >> rules on gun shows are very loose. and feeling is that this is not a sane way to protect you and me and our kids. >> despite the protests, gun stores say they've actually seen a huge increase in sales because many fear stricter regulations in light of the newtown school shooting. >> 6:05 is our time now. we're a little more than 48 hours away if
by superstorm sandy where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: we talk with journalist and author claudia kolker about her research into the "immigrant advantage." it's still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. and we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: this turned out to be a long day of waiting for final action on the "fiscal cliff" bill that cleared the senate early today. in the house, the measure ran into republican de
this week. sandy hook elementary students will use a vacant school building in the nearby town of monroe. classes begin on thursday. sandy hook elementary school became a crime scene back on december 14 is when adam lanza killed 26 people and then himself. a connecticut attorney has withdrawn a $100 million lawsuit for a surviving student at sandy hook. the attorney wanted to sue the state for palg to prevent emotional trauma during the massacre. >>> the crash site where a prince william county police officer died is now a memorial to his life. officer chris yung was killed yesterday in the crash while responding to a call. news4's david culver is live in bristow with more on tributes pouring in from around the country. david? >> reporter: here at the crash site a growing roadside memorial. you can seeehind me there were some flowers, candles, some cards. all sitting underneath a cross. all day today family, friends, even strangers have stopped by just to honor officer yung's sacrifice. >> we all need to pull together. you know. i mean, if it was just one of my family members, i'm sure p
the thousands of the items honoring the sandy hook school shooting victims. the flowers, the signs, the teddy bears and the tributes will become part of a sacred memorial. we'll tell you about that. >>> also, i'll talk with a congressman who wants to use the national rifle association against itself on gun reform. if there is a disconnect between nra members and the nra leadership. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gi of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts h
for not following through on a schedule vote for relief for victims of hurricane sandy. the senate approved $60 billion in aid but some house republicans argue the package is excessive. in a statement today, chris christie said that sandy victims deserve better than the "selfishness and duplicity on display in congress last night." >> americans are tired of the palace intrigue political p partisan ship -- political party signship ." >> house leaders are set to meet with john boehner to demand a vote today before a new congress is sworn in. >>> and brand-new congressman eric swawell is gearing up for his new job. he represents the 15th congress's district. he was alameda county's district attorney before he unseated pete stark in the november election. he says he can be impatient at times but knows how to harness that to get the job done. >> i'm gonna go back there and work in washington and do the same thing i did which is work with people from both sides of the aisles, republicans and democrats to solve the problems and move the ball forward. >> swalwell says over 150 supporters have made the
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the students safety. details on that straight ahead. >>> a new year, a new start. students from sandy hook elementary are going to start classes tomorrow in a different building. guest have been taken to the new school which is a nearbiton along with backpacks and belongings left behind following the shooting. the open house is scheduled for today and experts say that it is important for the children to get back into the routine and for teachers and parents to offer reassurances. >>> and beginning today armed police officers will be in marlboro township new jersey. the high school has a uniformed officer stationed there. another officer visits the middle and elementary schools but beginning today, police will man each school. the changes come in light of the sandy hook shooting. >> our job is to keep the jurisdictions and people here safe. 8,000 students in marlboro township and based on advice of my police department it's safer to have our trained police officers in the schools than not. >> school officials say the officers will be a normal. >>> time for five things to know. fallout from
that are already reeling from superstorm sandy. >> the winds were very strong last night. plus we are more vulnerable now because we don't have any sand out on the beach. >> we went through the previous storm and it was bad. i didn't expect another one that quickly. >> and harris, forecasters predicting an additional 4-8-inches of snow overnight in maine. back to you. >> harris: and ney kooiman thank you very much. let's learn more about what is coming. >> watching the storm moving east of new england. see it almost in the swirl in the cloud cover. there located in the large circulation coming around the storm. still strong windy conditions through the northeast and heavy snows flying across northern new england on into northern maine. the storm did leave behind a swath of snow west of new york city and into southern new england. a 4-8-inch swath of snow and up towards northern and central new england those areas picking up 10-15-inches of snow. not great news for travelers but better news for the ski resorts which had a devastating winter last year. >> harris: we still have another hall d
, kick it off. your big story of the year. >> kimberly: i thought it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social me
are getting ready to go back to school. most students will not be going back to sandy hook elementary. instead they will be going to classes in a neighboring town at a vacant school. the classes begin tomorrow. but today there is an open house for parents and for students. >>> a connecticut lawyer is dropping plans to sue the state over the sandy hook school shooting. originally accused the state of not protecting students. he was planning to ask for $100 million in damages on behalf of a six-year-old girl who survived the massacre. he's received dozens of threatening messages. it's not clear yet if those messages have anything to do with that decision to send that lawsuit. >>> a 75-year-old woman punched during a robbery in a san francisco store. the unusual item that the suspects were after. >>> what the coast guard is saying about the possibility of an oil spill after an oil rig ran aground in the gulf of alaska. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that developed while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone. you can get your ktvu morning wak
leaders to end the congressional session without voting on an aid bill for victims of superstorm sandy. new york republican peter king said the decision was indefensible. maryland democrat steny hoyer said he was deeply disappointed. last friday the senate approved a $60.4 billion sandy relief meetings. the house appropriations committee drafted a smaller bill. a vote by the full house hasn't been expected before the body recessed. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital getting treated for that blood clot. doctors found the clot in a vein behind her right ear. the 65-year-old clinton did not suffer any stroke or brain damage. she's expected to make a full recovery. doctors familiar with this type of clot say it is unlikely that it developed as a side effect of her recent concussion when she fell at her home. secretary clinton was also treated for a blood clot back in the 1990's when she was first lady. that one was in her leg. >>> you may kiss your spouse. that's the phrase that will be used more and more in maryland now, now that same-sex marriage is le
without a vote on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house committee drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before this term ends at noon tomorrow. new york congressman elliott ing al tweeted he's never been ainge reer in his 24 years in the house. >>> hillary clinton is on blood thinners to treat a blood clot in her head. she fainted and had a concussion last month. doctors were giving her a checkup this past sunday when an mri revealed a blood clot between her brain and skull. the condition did not cause a stroke for neurological damage. blood thinners are to help shrink the clot. she remains in the hospital for now. >>> teachers, staff and students who survived the shooting in newtown, connecticut, will attend an orientation. the rooms at this school were redone. they hope a familiar environment will help the kids make a smooth transition to the new school. classes start tomorrow. sandy hook elementary school became a crime scene on december 14th when adam lanza killed 27 pop before killing himself. >>> th
to return on thursday. they will not be heading to sandy hook elementary school where the gunman opened fire a middle school school building with 60 miles await a minute we are learning the crews have literally recreated the classrooms from sandy hook with the same pictures on the wall. the same crayons on the desk. 20 first graders and six adults died in last month wants school shooting master before the gunman killed himself. the new building will be, quote, the safest school in america. overseas now, the north korean dictator kim jong un making a rare public appearance today broadcast on state television there. he called for stronger ties between north and south korea. two nations which have technically been at war since 1950. >> by holding fast to the ideals of independence, peace and friendship, we will, in the future too, strive to develop relations of friendship and cooperation with countries that are friendly to our country at of their respect for sorchted. safeguard regional peace and civility and make the whole world independent. >> no mention of his country's secret nuclear progra
the "fiscal cliff" package but members left without agreeing on federal aid for victims of hurricane sandy. the senate already okayed the $60 billion measure. new congress will be sworn in tomorrow. >>> well, on weather news it's freezing out there this morning literally and we have cbs 5 reporter anne makovec feeling the freeze in san rafael. good morning, anne. >> reporter: i have been watching the temperature here behind me at this bank in san rafael. it's below zero, elizabeth, celsius at least. 26 degrees fahrenheit right now. a freeze warning in effect for the north bay and a frost advisory in effect until 9 a.m. for the shoreline and the santa clara valley. temperatures in the 20s and 30s, frost of course can tell you sensitive plants outside so hopefully yours are already covered up. today is also a "spare the air" day. that's because the cold weather forces tiny particles of pollution in the air close to the ground and then there really isn't any wind so those particles stay close to the ground making it tough for some people to breathe. a "spare the air" alert means no burning a
of the other stories we're following for you this wednesday morning. the children of sandy hook children to school this week, but not to the scene of that horrific tragedy. how their old classrooms have been meticulously re-created down to the crayons. really a remarkable effort by everybody in that community. we'll tell you some surprise visitors they're going to have, as well. >>> a triumphant comeback. espn host hanna storm returning to television after a month after her accident. >>> you know you make new year's resolutions that takes will power and support to succeed. but did you know there are people betting against you? doesn't that sound horrible? we'll tell you who they are, and why in the world anyone would want to bet against you. are there any good people left in the world? >> yeah, there are. a few. >> that's why we don't make new year's resolutions. >> did you make one? >> no. just not to work on new year's. >>> first, congress has kicked off 2013 by finally closing the deal to real the country back in from the fiscal cliff. >> the house voted on a measure that will spare m
damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and yes, angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> that was maryland congressman steny hoyer expressing outrage with the leaders decision to end the term without voting on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house committee drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before the term ends at noon tomorrow. spokesman says the congress is still committed, though, to passing that legislation this month. >> 6:05 now. secretary of state hillary clinton is on blood thinners to treat a blood clot. she fainted and had a concussion. doctors were giving her a checkup this past sunday. that's when an mri revealed she had a blood clot between her brain and skull. doctors say it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage. clinton is expected to make a full recovery. for now, she's under doctor's care at new york presbyterian hospital. >>> in the da
am deeply disappointed, mr. speaker, and the people who have been damninged by sandy, including governor country christy, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> that was maryland congress denny hoyer to end the term without voting on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house come drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before this term ends at noon tomorrow. his spokesman said the congressman is still committed to passing the legislation this month. >>> let's switch gears and talk about the weather. sunny skies but another cold morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us. >>> this is the coldest day we've had since last winter and this morning we had quite a bit of cloudiness at dawn. since then the sky has thinned out. the atmosphere is thinning. we've had the cloud cover moving f to the east. but there's a few clouds north of us and well south but
for sandy, that's part of the discretionary spending. >> and part of this is a snowball, right, so the cuts take place, they have their effect but they dampen consumer confidence. >> that's right. >> people are less confident, they spend less and hurts the economy more. >> if you look at what happened last year with the debt wrangling in august of 2011, consumer confidence dipped 30% and that was without the worry over tax hikes. >> even if it's not clear exactly what's going to happen in the fiscal cliff i'm hearing from retailers, they're saying we're feeling this. holiday sales were dampened by it, what happened next year as far as business hiring could be dampened as well. >> retail stocks are down. the stock market has been jittery and business is extremely worried. >> any silver lining at all? some good news? >> one silver lining if we go over the cliff it's possible that will create a political reset that will change the terms of debate and really focus things and get a deal done fingers crossed. >> part of that deal also another thing i hear from businesses
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